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I Want to Stop Hurting Myself

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    I Am One of You - I  am one of you ive starved myself becalse of being in so much mental pain ive taken winow glass and went down both sides of my legs bealse i was in so...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 4 Responses May 14, 2009

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    This pain that I live with. It's not even the cuts. They don't hurt, but instead the urges do. The fact that I do cut hurts. I hate what I'm doing to myself. I want to never cut...
    thoughtfulstars thoughtfulstars 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    I don't know why I keep doing this to myself. I just keep hurting myself. I keep putting myself in positions where I get hurt. It's the only constant in my life right now. I hate...
    QueenAwesomePants QueenAwesomePants 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    Because I Forgot. - I forgot just about everything that comes with hurting yourself. I forgot how easy it it to become addicted. I forgot how hard it is to constantly hide my...
    Yoru Yoru 18-21 2 Responses Sep 24, 2011

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    Maybe One Day - I'm hoping one day i wont hurt myself anymore. I keep a lot of my emotions inside which is y i think i hurt myself. I don't let it out that way so i gotta let it...
    eyeslikestars eyeslikestars 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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    the urge is just too much a lot of times, my arms feel like they ache or feel sore even, each time i try and fight the urge it just gets worser than before it starts to feel like a...
    Rememberme79 Rememberme79 13-15, M Mar 9

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    3 Months - I used to cut myself and I've tried to drown myself before, i felt like giving up and i felt like a failure, and failing at suicide doesnt really boost my confidence...
    childcalledit childcalledit 18-21, T 3 Responses Oct 7, 2009

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    I lost my best friend and idk what to do! She was everything i needed. And now she's gone. Last night i cut myself because i know i probably wont get her back. I miss her so much...
    alexislucash alexislucash 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    It's been over half a year since I cut myself for the first time. I got home from school and had been stressed and as they say "when it rains, it's pouring". I got inside my...
    iSabishii iSabishii 18-21, F Mar 24

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    Why does everything always have to be so hard? But I guess that's life... I went from one addiction to the other. From self-harming to drugs and then back to self-harming myself...
    MonjaVictor MonjaVictor 16-17, F Apr 1

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    Any one has a razor .i really need to cut myself and see my blood . I am sick of always hurting myself from inside if I can't stop myself from inside I will do it on the outside.
    Lonelyvamp2 Lonelyvamp2 13-15, F Apr 4

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    Here the past few days I've been dealing with a lot of insecurity and self esteem. I was talking with my best friend today and I think I have a really good idea of what I would...
    needinganescape needinganescape 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I hate myself, but cutting never even makes me feel better. I only want to do it more and harder once I start. It never satisfies me. I hate myself so much and nothing helps. I...
    mysteryhatcat mysteryhatcat 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I want to cut myself soooooo bad!!! Ican feel the the blood running down my arm.I don't know if I'm going to make it!:( :(
    cutekittycat cutekittycat 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    I want to soak myself in a bathtub of champagne
    ILoveBearGryllz55 ILoveBearGryllz55 16-17, F Apr 8

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    I have been with my significant other for 4 years now. We have a 2 year old son. I am starting to see now how we have nothing in common. Our way of thinking is totally different...
    Nessa612 Nessa612 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I'm constantly hurting emotionally... I used to self harm.. it helped deal with all the problems for a while.. for a while, I was in control of my problems.. no one could hurt me...
    ForeverSilenced1126 ForeverSilenced1126 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Today I was soooo sad my foot hurting today.So my aunt said she would take me to go see a doctor but than she didn't. She takes care of me because my mom died and my dad lives in p...
    cutekittycat cutekittycat 13-15, F Mar 17

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    I was cut-free for about 4 months, but today I cut again. I am dealing with relationship problems. I love my boyfriend, he loves me, but because he is under his parent's rules, he...
    likeyouknowme likeyouknowme 18-21, F Mar 30

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    It's my number one addiction and I can't help but always say yes to it. Cutting is my only relief but I cut all over my body so much that I have to dress like it's winter all the...
    bulimicbixtch49 bulimicbixtch49 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Well I get people walking past me calling me fat a lot I'm not exactly huge tbh, I have a lot of weight to be dropped though, and I go through a tough situation? I was wondering if...
    ChloeForrester1 ChloeForrester1 13-15, F Mar 19

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    I've been cutting since 3rd grade. Stopped for a year here and there but it kind of controls your life and comes back each time. Wish I didn't have the urge to do so but it helps...
    Rebecca12K Rebecca12K 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Hey. This is my first story on EP, so I'd like to tell about myself. Ok, so, who am I? Here, just call me samoralsophy. I believe in God and consider myself a Christian, but I do...
    samoralsophy samoralsophy 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    I haven't done it for a month and a half but I'm slowly losing my grip and I just really don't want to add to this awful mosaic of scars but I feel like I need it to think clearly...
    fanatic458 fanatic458 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I'm a strong person and my capacity for emotional pain is high... but these last 4 months have been incredibly rough. A new wave hits when I'm not even ready to recover or regain...
    rinavi rinavi 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I really try so hard to starve myself and I always feel accomplished at the end of the day when I see I'm dropping weight. Too bad ik I'll gain it all back
    amandavynes amandavynes 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I'm sitting here in my psychiatrists waiting room right now. I've had this thought(s) that I keep coming back to frequently. And it is that we're all out here on this spinning rock...
    meatocut meatocut 46-50, M Mar 19

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    Not literally, but if I'm on my death bed I will put myself in a food coma with whatever I can afford. 3 months to live? You bet I want second breakfast.
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I do not love myself which in turn makes it hard for me to love or show affection towards other people.
    MissMisunderstood1 MissMisunderstood1 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I threw my blades away a few days ago but I feel so alone right now. I feel sick that I personify them, like they are my friends, but now I've lost them and I don't know what to do...
    anon1995 anon1995 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I have bean bully so many time I have cut myself so may times I have bean hurt so many times
    Nyamal Nyamal 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Honestly I just cut myself because I had a fight and It just makes me made when people say stuff about it behind my back!!
    Caityabraham Caityabraham 18-21, F a week ago

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    Trying to figure myself out and who I am. Honestly idk who I am anymore.
    briiiBriii93 briiiBriii93 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    20th day clean today, it's amazing but right know there's nothing else I want to do. I try to keep myself busy, but I don't think I can handle it tonight
    wxnbz4713 wxnbz4713 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    If being myself isn't enough then what is?!?! I'm not gonna act fake just to get somebody to like me, I don't need a lot of friends, I could care less if someone doesn't like me. I...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I want to die now. And I probably will. Blood loss tends to have that affect on people. I'm going to go cut myself until I die . . . Wonder how many strokes it will take. Guess...
    AVampireGirl AVampireGirl 13-15, F 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I just wanna freakin cut myself
    rokrchik1211 rokrchik1211 18-21, F 15 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I really wish i could talk to my bf and really say how i feel but he dont like talking so now when i need to talk i just keep it to myself becuase he will not want to talk.
    lizzy1015 lizzy1015 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    "Express Yourself" Come on girls Do you believe in love? 'Cause I got something to say about it And it goes something like this Don't go for second best baby Put your love...
    kittyluv78 kittyluv78 31-35, F Mar 18

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    I want to change si badly. Many people have hated me because of my lazy personality and unacceptable attitude. I want to be different, I want to give my best to be that person, I...
    SecretsNeverHidden SecretsNeverHidden 22-25, F Mar 28

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    Im f*cking tired of as**oles with no emotional skills about love blaming on me their bulls*it. I know how to love,how to give my all and the best of me,what love means and how to...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F a week ago

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    All throughout my 16 years of life, I've been striving to be somebody important, somebody that everyone cares about. But why? Why should I please others when I'm not pleased...
    Emiliodecker Emiliodecker 16-17, M Mar 17

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    Clean for six days. It seems like a lifetime. I wish someone would shake me and tell me it's okay. I wish someone would really, truly convince me not to cut. The truth is, no one...
    thoughtfulstars thoughtfulstars 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I feel the urge to cut but I'm trying not to! I'm hoping someone being on here and typing how I feel will make the urge lessen but I'm not so sure it will!! All I can think about...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F Mar 22

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    I'm in love with him. I want to be with him so badly... I want to do other things as well.... I would love to just travel the world and do anything and everything. But, I am...
    Cagedbird2 Cagedbird2 16-17 Mar 25

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    ......I am... I don't know.... I can't.... I have to, I'm going to, I...I can't focus, I want to write, to explain but I don't have any words, I just can't... ....I have to resist...
    BlackRosesTurnBlue BlackRosesTurnBlue 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I just wanna be me and only me. Not what you want me to be. I was born me not you.. I'm never going to be what you try to make me...
    xxNoexcuseformexx xxNoexcuseformexx 13-15, F Apr 5

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    Please . . . Leave me alone . . . Have you not tormented me enough? Please, please, I'm begging you . . . Go away . . . Leave before I become angry. I don't want to hurt you...
    AVampireGirl AVampireGirl 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I want to dye my hair, and lose weight and become a better person. I've been this same boring person for about 2 years. Let's make some new changes! Maybe I can convince my mom to...
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I really do. I'm only like 2 or 3 days clean, but I'm just losing hope. I know you don't want me to cut, Spencer, but like I told him, I can't promise anything right now.
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Living a life for Christ can be very challenging at times as it sometimes feel like the more that I more the more my prayers se to be denied? I am at a crossroad right now of...
    bubblysunshine bubblysunshine 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've been clean for a good few months but my depression is just getting too difficult for me to manage.
    emmysauraus emmysauraus 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago